Monday, February 01, 2010

Nancy Pelosi's Friends, Relatives and Children Fly Free!

Well, not really. You're paying for it:

Since Nancy Pelosi took over as Speaker in 2006, she's rung up millions in military travel expenses to commute between San Francisco and Washington.

Worse still, she also appears to have requisitioned entire flights for the personal use of her children and grandchildren. That is, unaccompanied by any member of Congress, her kids, in-laws and grandchildren are utilizing entire military passenger jets for their routine travel needs.

There are a boatload of requisition requests like the one below over at Doug Ross:

Military flights typically cost between $5,000 and $20,000 per hour to operate, for which the Speaker and her peeps have been know to generously reimburse the government with around $140 or so.

Criminal? Maybe. Tone deaf? Definitely.

At a time when people are struggling to keep food on their tables and the government is planning to raise our taxes on income/health care/fuel - you know, the stuff we need to survive - don't you think that the last thing Americans should be paying for is private military flights for fatuous douchebags like Paul Pelosi Jr.?

I come home and fight with the mice for the crumbs on the floor, while my hard-earned money is paying for this guy's Asian-fusion dish and ice tea.

Is there any wonder the mood in the air is pre-Revolutionary?

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